Bringing Empathy to Coaching

Shasta Looper, Balanced Literacy Coach from Greenville County Schools in South Carolina, shares the significance of empathy in coaching and provides strategies for promoting empathy with coachees.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Listening Skills, Empathy

December 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

Happy Holidays from your friends at TeachBoost! With the last must-reads of the year, we're going to wrap up 2017 strong with articles on some key aspects of mentoring/coaching, listening skills as a coach, navigating change, steps for revamping K-12 professional development, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Coaching Conversations

Personalizing PD: Moving Beyond "Sit and Get"

Dr. Kristin Schulze, instructional coach from Greenville School District in South Carolina, shares six of her tips for personalizing professional development to more effectively develop teachers and gain buy-in beyond compliance.

For more experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches visit our original series, "Your Coaching Toolbox": resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Personalized Professional Development, PD, Your Coaching Toolbox, Instructional Coaching, Listening Skills

October 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

While the weather has been cooling down your monthly must reads have not! Dive into some great articles on supporting teachers through coaching cycles, coaching veteran teachers, active listening as a coach, overcoming stage fright in the classroom, using technology to norm feedback, facilitating anytime/anywhere learning, and more. Enjoy!

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Topics: Feedback, Must Reads, Collaboration, Listening Skills, Classroom Technology, Coaching Cycles, Veteran Teachers, Teacher Tricks

Active Listening: One Mouth, Two Ears

TeachBoost continues to learn—and share—experiences, skills, and tools from instructional coaches for our series, "Your Coaching Toolbox": resources, tips, and reflections for instructional coaches, by instructional coaches.

Instructional Coach, Dana Kramaroff, from Boyertown Area School District in Pennsylvania, shares a few of her frequently used open-ended questions during her coaching sessions to allow for the teacher to expand on their responses—leading to self-reflecting learning.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Your Coaching Toolbox, Questioning Techniques, Listening Skills, Teacher Development

April 2017 Instructional Leadership Must-Reads

April showers bring May flowers... and a roundup of excellent instructional leadership articles! Make sure to subscribe to our blog to have our must-reads sent straight to your inbox too.

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Topics: PD, Must Reads, Collaboration, Listening Skills, Culture of Coaching